As many of you who also received the same e-mail from Woodhaven this morning, I went
to their new site:
It would not work for me. The home page loaded just fine, but nothing else worked.
Like in none. If it matters, I am running a Macintosh and Netscape. Is it me or
You lost me there Dave. Were you looking at the same URL I was? BTW, who is Billy?
referring to W. Gates? Play nice now.
Perhaps I am having problems since I am using DirecWay satellite Internet. I doubt
the trouble however since I have never had this problem before.
yes, I was referring to Gates. SOMEBODY has to buy his
stuff so he can give away some money. IF you buy Apple,
where's your hard earned money ultimately going? :)
I thought about the satellite but at about $70 a month it's
too rich for my blood. plus the up front costs...
Hoyt Weathers wrote:
Hear, Hear! I'm stuck out here in the boonies where you can't even get cable, but
I'll suffer with the 26.4 (28.8 on a very good
day) dialup before I pay that much. Yeah, I know about the 56k modems. I have one and
my ISP supports them. If the telco ever
upgrades from the string and tin can maybe I will see 56k downloads. (I said I was
out in the boonies!)
Wichita, KS USA
It's been a while since I did any web development, but I notice that the site
apparently uses a lot of scripting or dynamic html (?)
so it may be that there is a conflict with your browser security settings or
configuration. Like I said, it's been a while since I
messed with any of that stuff, so I could easily be all wet but it might be worth
Wichita, KS USA
Hoyt, I missed your posting of the above information. I am also using
DirecWay. The only way I could make the site work was to use Internet
Explorer. I think, as Tom indicates, more tied to the browser than the
I just finished rearranging the basement office to get a Win XP box set
up. First one I've owned since I started out with the VIC-20 many moons
I'd rather not, but the school board here is all wintel and daughter
heads to high school next year. It's still outnumbered by the three
I was at Dhahran for 3 years as a Senior Research Engineer in the Research Institute
associated with the University of Petroleum and Minerals. I went there when I retired
from NASA in early 1984 and returned for good in July of 1987. We shared a common
fence with Saudi Aramco. I bet you were with the former ARAMCO and not Saudi Aramco.
I went through Abqaiq many times when driving to Hofuff. I really miss the camel
souqs and gold souqs in Hofuff.
O.T. comment: I have always admired your postings here.
Trinity, Alabama USA
Interesting. There wasn't a university, or even high school, of
any kind while I was there (I commuted to high school in northern
Indiana in the fall; and returned in the spring).
As a kid, I enjoyed it all. ARAMCO (and the Saudis!) provided a
good environment for families with kids and there was abundant
opportunity to travel and learn about the rest of the world. I
wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
I hope your memories are as good.
Thanks - don't be tempted to take any of 'em too seriously! (-:
Do you remember the exact quote on the big sign over the road entering the
ARAMCO village at Dhahran. . .the one about a switch engine crossing the
multi-track crossing there and the consequences of your proximity ! <g>
Had to have been after my time. When I was there Dhahran, Abqaiq,
and Ras Tanura were all wholly ARAMCO. Al Khobar was the closet
non-ARAMCO village; Hofuf was the next closest. The only sign I
can remember at the gate was the 'Numbers of days since last lost
time accident ____'
I only lived in Dhahran for my first six months in SA. It was
still being called a "camp". After moving to Abqaiq, I visited
Dhahran only to warm (cool?) the bench for school football games
or to pass through on my way to either Al Khobar or the hobby
farm (about halfway between Dhahran and Al Khobar). When I
arrived in Abqaiq only some of the streets were paved. As I
recall, Abqaiq had about eleven or twelve hundred inhabitants
then (made for really small classes in school).
I do remember that the safety crew had signs every place you
could imagine and at least a few (places and signs) that might
cause giggles. Really witty stuff: "Be alert, don't get hurt!"
and "Don't sleep under this truck!". It's difficult to imagine
what they might have composed in honor of a switch engine <g>
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